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Friday 14

AMERICA'S MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC PLACES: DEADLINE The National Trust for Historic Preservation issues this yearly list of historic sites at risk from development, neglect, deterioration, insufficient funding, or inadequate public policy. Today's the deadline to nominate endangered sites. 202/588-6141. www.nationaltrust.org.

Saturday 15

AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN & BOYS/WOMEN & GIRLS CONFERENCE This monthly gathering brings young and old together to resolve issues facing African-Americans. Leonard Moore keynotes, and the conference continues with speakers and workshops. 10am-2pm. Connally High School, 13212 N. Lamar, 585-6696. Free. www.aambharvestfoundation.com.

Sunday 16

AUSTIN'S ECONOMIC INCENTIVES PROGRAM: GIVEAWAY OR INVESTMENT? A talk from LBJ School of Public Affairs professor Bill Spelman. 11:30am-12:30pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free.

VIGIL & MARCH FOR ALTERNATIVES TO DETEN­TION Join the growing voice of dissent against the detention of immigrant families at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor. Activities include a walk from Heritage Park (Fourth & Main) to the center (2pm), speakers (4pm), and a candlelight vigil (5pm). Bring toys, music players, and books for donation. Call 971-0487 or visit www.tdonhutto.blogspot.com for info.

Monday 17

HURRICANE KATRINA PANEL addresses the continuing impact Katrina has on survivors, communities, and caseworkers. E-mail to RSVP; lunch provided. Noon-2pm. UT campus, School of Social Work. Free. bethb1@mail.texas.edu.

DAVID KOBIEROWSKI kicks off MonkeyWrench's new monthly series, Community and Labor Organ­iz­ing, with a talk on his successful effort to prevent developers from tearing down his apartment complex and replacing it with luxury condos. 7-8:30pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925.

THIRD COAST FILM NIGHT features The War on Democracy, John Pilger and Christopher Martin's documentary on U.S. manipulation of Latin Ameri­can politics through the last 50 years. (See Special Screenings) 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth. $8.25 ($6, student/senior). www.thirdcoastactivist.org.

Thursday 20

CHARTER REVISION COMMITTEE explores options for single-member districts in Austin. 5:30pm. LCRA Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd., 974-7593. Free. www.ci.austin.tx.us/charter.

Ongoing

CALL FOR BLANKET/SLEEPING BAG DONATIONS Call 305-4174 to donate to Front Steps to warm Austin's homeless. 500 E. Seventh, 305-4100. www.frontsteps.org.

FREE COUNSELING FOR VETERANS The Samari­tan Counseling Center now offers free counseling to Afghanistan and Iraq veterans and their loved ones. 5425 Burnet Rd. Ste. A, 451-7337. hopeforheroes@samaritan-center.org, www.samaritan-center.org.

INSIDE BOOKS PROJECT needs to raise $1,000 for postage to send books to Texas prisoners. Make a donation at http://www.insidebooksproject.org/?q=node/4.

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